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Bike couriers in legal fight for workers' rights

When you spend up to 50 hours a week cycling round London delivering parcels, are told what to do and wear a company ID, you would think you might be entitled to holiday pay, national minimum wage and other employment rights.

However, because couriers are classed as self-employed, they are not entitled to these basic workers' rights.

Four bicycle couriers are taking their companies to an employment tribunal in a case that could impact on the working lives of as many as half a million people.

Clive Coleman reports.

  • 22 Apr 2016
  • From the section UK
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